You may have heard of this event in recent months, its gaining a lot of momentum especially over the past couple of months, with the curation of the new Art Gallery MINT, but Columbus, Ohio is in no way shy to Electronic Dance Events, in the past local promoters put together, some honorable mentions would include; (Scott Niemet’s) Sweatin’, Heat Wave, & the experimental energies Skylab hosted (some of my favorites from back in 2012 when artists like Pictureplane, traveling all the way from Seattle)… & there were a few others, some friends probably remember more vividly than me.
Columbus music scene tends to fall short of Ideal in some ways especially if you aren’t familiar with some of the local kids in the area, where at the houses around town host underground events/shows, or aren’t only into top 40’s EDM, or even outlets that offer music you are constantly being forced to bare witness at all hours of the day. If you’re someone whom does find themselves feeling a stronger craving or is just hungrier for a music collectively that far exceeds your own expectations, as well as experiences. Music that will take you to a higher place in your mind, abstractly (in regard to how you enjoy music, or what it “should” sounds like), and make you project it physically on the dance floor.
That is not to say Columbus’ womb has grown a lot, and it would have had to in order to harbor such monumental events as this one has certainly been gearing up to be, with its parties and futures events like NIGHT MODE. It definitely garners a new breed of event goer, and night life experience. From the music choices, to the environmental settings. The layout designer alone are having a field day with what they can do to turn a space into a club space that has never existed outside of Columbus’ renowned High Street clubs and bars; Axis, Level, or Union. These are all great places to go out to, and have a good time – but they don’t encapsulate you as much as a night club should, or does, but it is nice have these options – question mark – What I am getting at is Night Mode offers something more, as an artistic staple of Columbus culture, and does not simply cater to a single stereotype of culture.
CHECK OUT THIS LIVE VIDEO TO SEE WHAT I MEAN…
IF YOU ARE LOOKING FOR SOMETHING A BIT MORE HI-TEK, NEW WAY TO LOOK AT NIGHT LIFE, THIS IS UNLIKE ANYTHING IN COLUMBUS. FOR THE FIRST TIME (IN A WHILE, AT LEAST), THERE IS A GREAT DANCE CLUB THAT TOUCHES BASS (NO PUN INTENDED) WITH INTERESTING CONTEMPORARY ARTISTS. THE EVENT HAS BEEN GOING STRONG FOR ABOUT TWO YEARS NOW WITH AN INCREDIBLY UNIQUE SENSE OF VISUAL DESIGN & DIRECTION, WHICH AT THE TIME HAS BEEN HELD IN A MEDIUM-SIZED BAR SETTING, IS BEING MOVED TO A GALLERY SPACE, NAMED MINT (MENTIONED ABOVE). ITS HARD TO FIND SOMETHING RELEVANT/CATERS TO AUDIENCE WHO ARE IN THERE YOUTH, AND ALLOWS THEM TO FEEL FREE MENTALLY TO LET THEM ENJOY THEMSELVES… OF COURSE IT IS 21+, MIND YOU. BUT AGAIN, IT GIVES COLUMBUS THE CHANCE TO BE A COMMUNITY AGAIN, AND GRANTS THEM THIS PORTAL TO BECOME FAMILIAR WITH THE EXP. THAT IN THE LIKES OF AN ENVIRONMENT THEMATICALLY IDENTICAL TO ONE IN A SCENE SUCH AS THE UK RAVE/DANCE SCENE, IN RELATION TO DRUM AND BASS, & MORE ADVANCED GENRES TYPES LIKE FOOTWERK, OR JUKE. NOT EXCLUDING HIP HOP, AND SOME OTHER VARIATIONS OF ELECTRONIC MUSIC.
THE UPCOMING NIGHT MODE EVENT FLYER
THERE WILL BE AN INCREDIBLY LIMITED NUMBER OF PRESALES AVAILABLE THROUGH THE NIGHT MODE CREW, DON’T SLEEP, THEY’LL BE GONE BEFORE YOU KNOW IT!
$7 PRESALES//$10 DOOR
18 TO PARTY//21 TO DRINK
M I N T (42 W. JENKINS AVE)